ESPNU on hand as Louisville baseball awaits pairings

A timely break for the University of Louisville baseball team, possibly just what it needs.

UofL is assured of  hosting one of the 16 NCAA baseball regionals this week. Each regional will feature four teams in a double-elimination tournament that’s scheduled to start Friday and could last until June 1.

Other hosts are LSU, Illinois, Texas A&M, Miami, Dallas Baptist, TCU California State Fullerton, Florida, Houston, California Santa Barbara, UCLA, Missouri State, Oklahoma State and Florida State.

The regional pairings will be televised at Noon on Monday. An ESPNU crew will be on hand to get the players’ reaction and to interview Coach Dan McDonnell.

If UofL wins the regional, it would advance to the super regionals June 5-8, with each super-regional involving two teams that play a three-game series.

The winners of the super regionals advance to the College World Series, scheduled to be played June 13-24 in Omaha.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.